The production of 100/400 nm inner/outer diameter carbon tubes by solution blowing and carbonization of core-shell nanofibers

S. Sinha-Ray, Alexander Yarin, B. Pourdeyhimi

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Core-shell drops of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) and Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) are subjected to a high speed gas jet that results in their stretching and bending. As a result of this enormous elongation, after solvent evaporates, core-shell polymer nanofiber mats are deposited on a screen. Heat treatment allows complete elimination of the core and carbonization of the shell, which yields carbon tubes with an inner diameter 50-150 nm and outer diameter 400-600 nm, and their mats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3575-3578
Number of pages4
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


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